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Contrast: Putin backs existing Mideast balance of power as Obama boosts Iran’s ‘jihadist ascent’


Special to By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The modern Arab State is gone, rejected by the vast majority of the populace. Libya, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon are no more, and Jordan […]

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Turkey expands defense support to Pakistan as alternative as NATO cuts back

Special to ANKARA — Turkey has expanded defense cooperation with Pakistan. Ankara has approved a project to coproduce armored vehicles for the Pakistan Army. Under the agreement, Turkey’s Nurol Technologies was contracted to transfer technology to enhance armor vehicle […]

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Egypt’s Sisi challenges imams with riveting speech, makes history by attending Christmas mass

President Hollande Receives Egyptian Counterpart Al-Sisi - Paris

GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Cairo. The Egyptian government has begun making major strides in rebuilding the economy, but its relations with the U.S. remain cool and cautious. Egyptian officials have made it clear that they intend to start to limit […]

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Special Report: Ready or not, the Paris jihad has begun, and will widen

Cherif Kouachi, 32, and his brother Said Kouachi, 34.

Special to “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.” —    Barack Hussein Obama (address to the United Nations General Assembly, September 2012) By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & […]

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#7 — What happened to SEAL Team Six? The most serious scandal of all


TOP 2014 STORIES Special to, May 30, 2013 By Grace Vuoto The media is now consistently referring to three scandals engulfing the Obama presidency, even using a shorthand expression such as a “trifecta” of troubling incidents. Yet, there is […]

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Moscow ends arms embargo against Pakistan in signal to India’s Modi

Mi-35 attack helicopter.

Special to By Miles Yu, Russia announced June 2 that the Kremlin had decided to lift the embargo on weapons sales to Pakistan. Moscow also said it was ready to proceed with a Mi-35 attack helicopters deal with Islamabad. This […]

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India’s new leader ‘Modi-fies’ relations with its South Asian neighbors

On his first full day as prime minister of India Narendra Modi, right, met with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

Special to By Miles Yu, On May 26, one historic moment was accompanied by another. Yes, India’s newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in as the new leader of the world’s largest democracy. But the most […]

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Jordan exports surplus F-16s to Pakistan

Pakistani F-16.  /TuAF

Special to LONDON — Jordan has delivered U.S.-origin fighter-jets to Pakistan. Pakistan has received the first of 13 F-16A/B multi-role fighters from Jordan. Pakistani sources said five aircraft arrived and were deployed by the Pakistan Air Force on April […]

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Why some insiders think missing plane landed in Pakistan

MalaysianAirlinesFlight370 As the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 drags on without a trace of wreckage at sea, the likelihood of foul play looms larger. One country keeps rising to the top of the list of suspects: Pakistan. Ten days […]

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Reports: Saudis ask Pakistan for two divisions to secure the kingdom, train its troops

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, Islamabad on Jan. 8.

Special to WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia was said to have asked Pakistan for tens of thousands of troops to protect the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdom. Two Pakistani dailies reported that Riyad requested the deployment of two Pakistan Army divisions, […]

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